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The Lives of Others (23-Mar-2006)

Original Title: Das Leben der Anderen

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Keywords: Drama, Cold War, Voyeurism

An East German intelligence official tasked with carrying out covert surveillance operations grows obsessed with his latest assignment.

ABSTRACT
East German national Gerd Weisler makes his trade as an agent of the Stasi, his country's secret police, towards the end of the Cold War in 1984. Charged with investigating the goings-on of individuals deemed subversive or otherwise threatening to the continued operations of the state, Gerd peers into the life of celebrated yet outspoken East German writer Georg Dreyman and his lover at the urging of his superiors, soon growing obsessed with his unwitting subjects as he begins to learn disquieting truths behind the motives for his current assignment.

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